Being a tenant farmer also meant that he needed help on the land, and so he often had many children, despite the fact that, without owning the land, he could not provide for their future. Blindly accepting theism just because the philosophers of religion generally do would be perverse. Check our list of to see if your question has already been answered. The other fact is that we do inevitably share many similar features as well. As a result, English men and women married at a much older age than was true elsewhere.
Then I could no longer contain myself. The rest of the difference is explained by a mother living without a husband. The horse for me to own must show some spirit: in the belief, no doubt, if he can manage such an animal, it will be easy enough to deal with every other horse besides. The virgin birth of the Messiah is understood in biological terms, resurrection and ascension as physical events, the second coming of Christ as a telluric, or cosmic, catastrophe. The Greek mind could do any of that, and more. To explain the staggering increase in unmarried mothers, we must turn to culture. If he has said anything along these lines he does not want to marry you.
And if you really want to be his wife my only advice for you is to stop. I know my own atheism has nothing to do with worries about autonomy or being watched or judged. I think most theists philosophers use some form of Pascal's arguments, that it's not rational. Some theists might take that position presuppositionalists for example , but for adherents of presuppositionalist-type theism, apologetics becomes a problem of showing that all other philosophies are internally incoherent which is trivially false , and the instability of presuppositional theism becomes an unmentioned elephant in the room. For example, the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy seems to tend heavily towards a theistic basis. After slavery ended, sharecropping took its place.
Their goal is Sweden, where marriage is slowly going out of style. The owl don't seem to specify the amount, Hagrid tells him how much and could have included the tip in is calculations. But he might read about it and say Hmm, this is kinda like what Jesus said about. With such a winning streak, the gamble of marrying a person seem entirely containable. Girl takes 80% of guy's stuff because the guy is too brain-dead to find a good lawyer. Part of the reason we feel like getting married is to interrupt the all-consuming grip that love has over our psyches.
Water mixes with sand, dirt and clay. My point is that atheist philosophers are, in my opinion, a whole lot less likely to get invested in philosophy of religion. This is not a case for god, I am an atheist, but it would be true whether god existed or not. The legacy of this sad history is twofold. Conversely, if 12% of philosophers were theists in 1960 then I wouldn't be too impressed by the swing. Sure, there were political power-plays going on that were the ostensible reasons for the conflict. We can talk about tighter divorce laws, but it is not easy to design one that both protects people from ending a marriage too quickly with an easy divorce and at the same time makes divorce for a good cause readily available.
Anyways, just to repeat, if you ask about the philosophers that study religion professionally, most side with theism. But in a big city, welfare recipients are not known to everyone, and each one can easily associate with other women living the same way. I know the literature very well myself and I believe that every criticism I make applies equally to the more developed arguments he makes in the literature. Bertrand Russell made this point famously with his celestial teapot example. It was the Seleucids who perverted Greek culture, especially by abandoning the tolerance that Alexander himself instituted in Israel. One could imagine an effort to change our culture, but one must recognize that there are many aspects of it that no one, least of all I, wants to change. Maybe Hagrid is a generous tipper.
It's perfectly acceptable for me to say that hegel, schopenhauer, spinoza, heidegger, nietzsche, kant, descartes, pascal, all agree with me on some points. In a small town, everyone knows who is on welfare, and welfare recipients do not have many friends in the same situation with whom they can associate. Read Lawrence Krauss's book A Universe From Nothing. As an aside: if you look at other sub-disciplines of philosophy that are very much concerned with the central claims of religion you find mostly atheists in each case. Heroin and cocaine use started among elites and then spread down the social scale.
For an atheist, doing work in the philosophy of religion is similar to doing work in the philosophy of The Lord of the Rings. Imagine a game of crack-the-whip, in which a line of children, holding hands, starts running in a circle. It turns out that we benefit greatly though at a price from having to stick with certain commitments, because some of our key needs have a long-term structure. I'm really skeptical about the idea of children as the ultimate blessing. Very closely related but not identical : In Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone, an owl demanded payment from Hagrid for delivering a message. How else could the Cosmic Mind make anything? We see this happen a couple times in the books.
Viewpoints shift and turn with the tide of history. Everything has to have a definition. What irrationally self-destructive will could induce me to that sorry state? I really just want women to take responsibility for themselves. Well, the thing is I recognize that my statement is part of a particular ecosystem. Religion works this way: when we don't understand something, we say, God did it, and just accept that some things can't be explained. The fundamental answer lies in bridging faith and reason like bridging the left and right sides of the brain for a holy or wholesome mind. In clan-based regimes, families often decided what man a woman might marry, and, since family labor worked family-owned land, men and women married at a young age, in hopes of adding many children to the common labor force.